Collaborative Divorce Practice | Mediation 2017-07-03T11:37:22+00:00

Collaborative Practice for Divorce

This site is about Collaborative Practice as an internal and external process, for the spouses and for the family of divorce.

Conflict Resolution is a process, not a destination. It involves both the external discussions and negotiations between spouses, as well as the internal shifts within each person as they absorb, adapt, adjust to the powerful emotions and changing circumstances of couple and family life. This is a blog about moving through the process, from both the personal and the professional perspective.

Collaborative Practice | Mediation

How fast, how slow?

October 20th, 2010|

Clients often ask me when. When will we be separated? When can I move out? When can I get my husband/wife to leave? When will it be done? Those of us who are professionals helping people navigate the muddy waters of separation, divorce and family transition have a saying: “You

Emotion 2 Motion

Skill, Personality, or Just How I Am?

February 5th, 2007|

The difficulty about 'talking' about 'moving' is that at some point, I arrive at a stuck place. My ability to express myself in words, usually easily within reach, seems to vanish, and I find myself stuttering, stammering, trying to make sense. In movement terms, it would be as if 'bound

Body Inner, Body Armor, Body Passages

January 29th, 2007|

It's a new week, and our proposal for movement workshops has gone out for review by someone who works in human resources. The Language Arts of Body Language............movement having meaning, syntax, structure, as I've said before. This becomes clearer in the context of linguistics, viewing movement vocabulary as another language,

Stupid Statements vs. The Creative Mover

January 25th, 2007|

"Your upper-body posture is controlled primarily by what you do with your arms. Your posture and your gestures are difficult to separate. They make a total statement. " This is supposed to be helpful to executives trying to understand how they present to others. Try actually moving from this place!

Stupid Statements vs. The Creative Mover

January 25th, 2007|

Here is a statement from an article on Body Language: "Your upper-body posture is controlled primarily by what you do with your arms. Your posture and your gestures are difficult to separate. They make a total statement. " This is supposed to be helpful to executives trying to understand how

Auto-Commuting

January 24th, 2007|

Stuck in a car in the mornings, feeling restricted, trying to stretch, confined, drowsy, desperately needing grounding to stop myself from feeling like an automoton in a machine..........ennui. the "rhythm of the soul", as Isadora wrote, moved by the circadian rhythms within our bodies, the beating of our hearts, the

From the Inside Out

January 23rd, 2007|

When people talk and write about body language, they describe movement as if they were talking about colorforms, those plastic stick-on clothes and accessories that we used to play with as kids in the '50's.........do this pose, make this gesture, and presto! you're conveying meaning, you're expressing yourself in the